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Cisco 2600 Series Multiservice Platforms

End-of-Sale Announcement for the Cisco 2600

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Product Bulletin No. 1958

The Cisco 2610, 2611, 2620, 2621, 2650 and 2651 routers are being replaced by the Cisco 2600XM routers, which were launched in May 2002

Last day to order these Cisco 2600 models will be April 26, 2003

Introduction

END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT MIGRATION

Replacement Models

Service Support Programs

For Additional Information


Product Bulletin No. 1958


End-of-Sale Announcement for the Cisco 2600 "Non XM" MultiService Access Routers (Does not refer to the Cisco 2600XM models)

The Cisco 2610, 2611, 2620, 2621, 2650 and 2651 routers are being replaced by the Cisco 2600XM routers, which were launched in May 2002

Last day to order these Cisco 2600 models will be April 26, 2003

Introduction

The Cisco 2600 Modular Multiservice Access Router has a successful history of delivering enterprise/provider-class versatility and integration to branch offices since 1998 and is considered one of Cisco's premier products. This is evident with over 1.6 million units in the field today and the number of units still in service since the introduction.

END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT

Cisco Systems announces the End of Sale (EoS)/End of Life (EoL) plan for the current Cisco 2600 non-XM routers. This includes the associated DC and RPS models. The Cisco 2613, Cisco 2613-DC and Cisco 2613-RPS EoS announcement was published in April 2002 and is no longer orderable. The only exception will be the Cisco 2612, Cisco 2612-DC and Cisco 2612-RPS Ethernet/Token Ring models, which are not effected by this notice.

The reason for this EoL notice are end-of-life components and the need to support new features and services requiring greater memory capacities than some of the current Cisco 2600 models can provide today.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT MIGRATION

The recommended replacement products are the Cisco 2600XM routers introduced in May 2002. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 2600XM models, which offer the same modular design and flexibility as the Traditional Cisco 2600 routers, but in addition offer more functionality for the same list price! In direct comparison, the Cisco 2600XMs provide more value and functionality by providing the following:

Up to 33% performance increase for processor-intensive services

Increased default memory

Increased maximum flash memory to 48MB

Increased maximum SDRAM memory to 128MB

Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports on all Cisco 2600XM models

Mainline IOS with the support of 12.1(14) and 12.2(12), in addition to 12.2(8)T1

Same feature and module support as the Traditional Cisco 2600 models

Cisco 2650XM and Cisco 2651XM models supported on a 12.1 mainline (12.1.14)

Enhanced security and broadband 2600XM product bundles for lower solution costs and easier ordering (worldwide announcement made on August 12, 2002)

In addition to increased functionality, the new Cisco 2600XM routers provide the same platform applications and functionality as the current traditional Cisco 2600s:

A DC and RPS version of each model

NEBs Level 3

Same Module support, including Network Modules, WAN Interface Cards (WIC) and Advanced Integration Modules (AIM)

Same chassis dimensions (1RU), power, environmental and regulator specifications

For additional flexibility and higher performance, the Cisco 2691 router can also be considered as a replacement product.

Replacement Models

EoS Products
Replacement Models
CISCO2610
CISCO2610-DC
CISCO2610-RPS
CISCO2611
CISCO2611-DC
CISCO2611-RPS
CISCO2613
CISCO2613-DC
CISCO2613-RPS
CISCO2620
CISCO2620-DC
CISCO2620-RPS
CISCO2621
CISCO2621-DC
CISCO2621-RPS
CISCO2650
CISCO2650-DC
CISCO2650-RPS
CISCO2651
CISCO2651-DC
CISCO2651-RPS
CISCO2610XM
CISCO2610XM-DC
CISCO2610XM-RPS
CISCO2611XM
CISCO2611XM-DC
CISCO2611XM-RPS
CISCO2612
CISCO2612-DC
CISCO2612-RPS
CISCO2620XM
CISCO2620XM-DC
CISCO2620XM-RPS
CISCO2621XM
CISCO2621XM-DC
CISCO2621XM-RPS
CISCO2650XM or CISCO2691
CISCO2650XM-DC
CISCO2650XM-RPS
CISCO2651XM or CISCO2691
CISCO2651XM-DC
CISCO2651XM-RPS

For more information on the Cisco 2600 Series routers, including the Cisco 2600XM models and the Cisco 2691, please visit the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/2600/

Milestone
Description
Date
End of Sale

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

APRIL 26, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers ship the affected product.

May 31, 2003

End of software maintenance releases

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

April 26, 2006, or the final maintenance release of IOS 12.3 mainline

End of new service attachment

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

April 26, 2004

End of service contract renewal

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

April 26, 2007

Product End of Life Date

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services (includes hardware repairs & exchanges) for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

April 26, 2008

Last Mainline Support

Support for Cisco IOS 12.4 mainline and beyond will not be available for these products

Cisco IOS 12.3 Mainline

Last T-Train Support

Support for Cisco IOS 12.3T and beyond will not be available for these products

Cisco IOS 12.2T


Table 1: EoS and Product Support Timelines

Service Support Programs

EoS refers to the time when certain products are no longer available for new purchases; it does not apply to service and support programs of the previously sold platforms. Cisco will continue to support the listed products through its SMARTnet and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and Advanced Replacement of Hardware for repairs. Comprehensive maintenance customers also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full-service coverage.

For Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your local Cisco account manager.

Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP)

Customers can use the TMP to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. In addition to the regular TMP program, the Fast Start program for additional TMP credits has been extended into January 2003. To take advantage of these significant trade-in credits please contact your channel account manager.